Yalil Guerra: Composer, Producer and Arranger
Instruments he plays: Classical Guitar, Cuban Tres, Requinto, Piano, Electric bass and Baby bass, sing and small percussion
Published on LatinoLA: November 9, 2007
Yalil Guerra was born in Havana, Cuba in 1973. The son of the famous Cuban vocal duo Rosell y Cary, he started singing when he was 5 years old, touring all across Cuba with his family and sister Yamila (singer and actress). His first musical studies were at the National School of Music (ENA) in Havana, Cuba.
At the age of 16, Guerra won the International Competition & Festival of Classical Guitar in Crakow, Poland, as well as the Special Prize. He thus became the youngest Cuban awarded a prize in an international competition. He graduated as a Classical Guitar performer and Professor. Then he moved to Spain, and obtained his Masters degree in Classical Guitar in the Royal Conservatory of Music "Queen Sofia" in Madrid, Spain. Also he graduated from Counterpoint and fuge.
His career began as a producer and arranger in 1993. He has worked with artists and musicians like Celia Cruz, Albita Rodr?¡guez, Rey Ru?¡z, Issac Delgado, Yamila Guerra, Mirayda, Azuquita, Fernando Carrillo, Luis Conte, Leo Brouwer, Jorge Luis Zamora, Gabriel Estarellas, Joaqu?¡n Clerch, and Jes??s Ortega, Chino Espinoza y Los Due??os del Son, La Charanga Cubana.
The Montreal Symphonic Orchestra is presenting his new work Suite Cubana at the exposition Cuba, at the Museum of fine arts of Montreal. He writes music for TV networks like Univision and Telefutura, the music of shows like the Latin Grammy 2005, 2006 and 2007, Premio lo Nuestro 2006 and 2007, Escandalo TV show, Tributo a los Grammy 2006, Upfront 2005, 2006, etc, are part of his credits. Also is producing and composing albums at his recording facility in Burbank, California. He is president of RYCY Productions Inc.
Instruments he plays: Classical Guitar, Cuban Tres, Requinto, Piano, Electric bass and Baby bass, sing and small percussion. Yalil is endorsed with Sibelius notation software, Evelio Dominguez guitar Luthier and Art Vista Grand Piano Kontakt plug in.